Opportunity Fund

During his 34-year tenure as the Headmaster of The John Thomas Dye School, Ray Michaud was the face, spirit, and lifeblood of the school.
The Raymond R. Michaud Jr. Opportunity Fund was established by the Board of Trustees in 2016 thanks to the extraordinary generosity of a committed group of past parents seeking to honor the legacy of our beloved former Head of School. The Ray Michaud Opportunity Fund has at its core a very clear mission: to ensure that Ray’s indomitable spirit and the culture that he created at JTD live on for future generations.
One of a Kind
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees and Head of School, the Fund is used to support causes that were important to Ray.
The Fund fosters opportunities that directly benefit the students, faculty, and staff of JTD, as well as the greater community. Proceeds from the Fund are used to support strategic initiatives, curriculum development, and capital projects related the following causes and program areas:
  • Academic Excellence
  • Access to Education in the Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Athletics
  • Celebration of Childhood
  • Character Education
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Experiential Education
  • Health and Wellness
  • Professional Development
  • Service Learning
In recent years, the Raymond R. Michaud, Jr. Opportunity Fund has helped fund several initiatives including, a loan relief program for employees who have incurred debt obtaining advanced degrees; updates to the JTD athletic field; and through the Independent School Alliance, a scholarship for students from diverse backgrounds seeking an independent school education.
A Celebration of Life
Below is a video recording of Ray's Celebration of Life, a well-deserved tribute to a man loved by all who were fortunate to know him.
If you are interested in perpetuating Ray Michaud’s legacy at JTD and in the greater community, please click here to give to the Raymond R. Michaud, Jr. Opportunity Fund.
"The John Thomas Dye School is more than a collection of buildings that serve as an educational institution. Rather, it is a living testimony to the commitment and dedication of John and Cathryn Dye to offer a quality education to our children."
- Raymond R. Michaud, Jr, Past Headmaster

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.